What is an STD?
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Woman’s New Life Center’s Baton Rouge center offers low-cost testing for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia. STD testing in New Orleans is offered through Hope Woman’s Clinic, a program of Woman’s New Life Center.

What is an STD?

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that can be contracted by having sex (genital, oral or anal) with someone who already has an infection. Some STDs do not have any symptoms; therefore many individuals do not even know that they have an STD. About 19 million individuals per year contract an STD in the United States. If you are sexually active, it is important to get tested for STDs.

It is especially important that STDs are properly diagnosed and treated during pregnancy as these infections can cause preterm delivery or other serious disease in the mother or the infant. Read more about STD and pregnancy here.